Angela Jackson is an award-winning writer (represented by United Agents), tutor and workshop facilitator. A former psychology lecturer, Angela recently completed her second novel, The Darlings, which tackles the issue of infidelity, and examines intimate relationship dynamics through a set of lively characters. She is currently collaborating with other writers on an original television script. Originally from the north of England, she now lives in her adopted home of Edinburgh with her family.


Angela’s debut novel, The Emergence of Judy Taylor, was awarded Edinburgh International Book Festival’s First Book Award in 2013, against stiff competition from 42 international authors, and was selected as Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year. It reached number two in the UK Kindle fiction chart, number one in comedy fiction, and number one in France and Germany’s Kindle charts. Angela was also named one of Amazon’s Rising Stars.


The Emergence of Judy Taylor was described as one of the debuts of the year, and by one critic as: “One of the most well-observed and bluntly honest accounts of a relationship I have read in a long time.”

“A Mary Wesley for the 21st century. So many lines and passages in this book are quote-worthy. She has the knack of capturing a mood or a feeling with one short phrase, or a cleverly selected contemporary reference. These are hilarious in certain contexts and quite heartbreaking in others. Every reader will recognise themselves in one or more of the characters and, I wager, will look at life slightly differently as a result. And only the very best fiction can do that.”

“Thought-provoking, darkly funny, hauntingly truthful and wonderfully uplifting. If you ever thought of walking out on all you have ever known, The Emergence of Judy Taylor is just the book for you!”


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